Cleveland Clinic updates visitation policy as Covid-19 numbers improve
The Cleveland Clinic is beginning to relax it's visitation policy as Covid-19 numbers improve.
Starting Tuesday, February 22nd, the hospital system will allow two visitors for all patients, including patients with Covid-19.
The hospital said in a statement "We are optimistic about the ongoing decrease of COVID-19 positivity rates, both at our testing sites and in our communities. This sustained trend means we are able to safely invite more visitors back to see our patients."
The change in policy applies to Cleveland Clinic locations in both Ohio and Florida.
The hospital still wants to remind visitors and patients:
- Visitation hours remain 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 can visit a patient no less than 10 days after testing positive or being exposed.
- Visitors are required to wear masks, pass a COVID-19 health screening and sanitize their hands upon arrival.
- Visitors to patients with COVID-19 must follow these guidelines, which include wearing a mask, eye protection, gown and gloves.